Google Custom Search instead of WordPress Search

Just changed the search feature here on AppGlobe. Used to have WordPress standard search, but I thought why not use the best search engine ever written?

A good search engine for a website is a must. There’s noting more frustrating than trying to search for something that obviously should be there, and get no results back. I usually leave a website pretty quickly when that happends, or – if its important to find what I’m looking for – use Google to search the website. (query site:website-with-search-that-suck.com)

I’m not saying WordPress search sucks. Most websites with frustrating search I’ve come across haven’t been WordPress sites. Also, I know there are many plugins that can be used to make WordPress search more flexible and accurate, but still, none of them beats Google Custom Search.

4 Responses

  1. mitchell says:

    Could you write an article on how you implemented the search here at appglobe?

  2. Nancy says:

    Did the same on my blog awhile back, and changed the gcs settings to use autocomplete as well.

  3. Jasper says:

    Yup, true. Always use custom search on my blogs.

  4. Arpan Das says:

    Hmm… I should use google search too… I felt that wp search results are not well sorted… its really frustrating…

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